Fluke 179 & Fluke 287 Power Consumption

I am working on battery-powered test instrument and was curious about power consumption of other similar instruments.

I have two Fluke Multimeters Fluke 179 and Fluke 287 which I use for my development work.

I removed the batteries and connected NanoRanger for current measurement and supplied 9V from my Owon’s DC power supply.

I was surprised to see the power consumption results and got an answer why I needed to replace batteries too often in case of Fluke 287.

If you are building a battery powered embedded device, this 7-minute video might give you useful insights.

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